Spurs & Feathers: Gamecock basketball family comes together for special evening
June 26, 2016
By Brian Hand
South Carolina men’s basketball great Carey Rich knows sometimes it is hard to measure true impact quickly.
“I’ve often said that you don’t understand a coach’s impact on a player until that player is 10 to 20 years removed from that period because if you played a lot, you are going to be happy,” Rich said. “If you didn’t play a lot, you are probably not going to be as happy, but coach Fogler for a guy like myself, he has impacted my life so, so much. He still remains the most influential male figure in my life, and I haven’t played for him since 1995.”
These powerful words were more than evident the evening of Saturday, June 25, at Liberty Tap Room in the Vista in Columbia, South Carolina as the private enclosed back porch area was packed to capacity with Gamecock men’s basketball greats, former staff and South Carolina donors who have been incredibly instrumental to the success of the program over the years.